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QUESTIONS


Geography


  1. What modern day Country was formerly known as Mesopotamia?
  2. The Piedmont Wine Region is located in – France, Italy or the United States?
  3. What is the capital of Jamaica?
  4. Wiki, as in Wikipedia, means ‘fast’ in what language?
  5. Which Country has the biggest coastline?
  6. What is the largest African Country?

Entertainment


  1. In what film did Russell Crowe play Maximus Decimus Meridius?
  2. Which of these films does not star Ben Stiller – Dodgeball, The Wedding Singer or Night at the Museum?
  3. For which role did Robert De Niro receive his first Oscar?
  4. Who played Simon Pegg’s flatmate and best friend, Ed, in the 2004 British zombie comedy film Shaun of the Dead?
  5. Which of the Spice Girls was the first to become a mother?
  6. What animal appears on the front of a box of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes?

History


  1. What popular Swimwear Manufacturer, whose name has become synonymous with racing briefs, was established in 1914?
  2. New Zealand was first inhabited by people approximately how many years ago – 1,000, 5,000 or 10,000?
  3. What actress has the same name as William Shakespeare’s Wife?
  4. In what year did pupils sit O-Level examinations for the last time in the UK?
  5. Who became ruler of North Korea in 1994?
  6. Who did Gordon Brown defeat to become Labour Party leader and Prime Minister in 2007?

Art and Literature


  1. Counter Tenor is the lowest type of Male singing voice? True or False?
  2. What do the text messages LOL, IDK and TTYL stand for?
  3. What architect designed the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Guggenheim Bilbao and Experience Music Project?
  4. In Cockney rhyming slang what does tom mean?
  5. Which Agatha Christie murder mystery novel takes place on a cruise ship?
  6. What mythological creature is also the name given to one who posts controversial or irrelevant messages in an online community?

Science and Nature


  1. How many chambers make up the heart – two, three or four?
  2. A Venn diagram is created by drawing what overlapping geometric shapes?
  3. In 2003 which Country became only the third, after the US and Russia, to send its own person into space?
  4. A deficiency of which vitamin can lead to night blindness?
  5. In what body part would you suffer Astigmatism?

Sports and Leisure


  1. If a player is at advantage in a game of tennis loses the next point, what is the score?
  2. How long in feet is a tournament size snooker table?
  3. The art of knotting string or card in patterns to make decorative articles is known as what?
  4. In which combined events contest did British athlete Jessica Ennis become World Champion in 2009?
  5. With which team did Lewis Hamilton become Formula 1 World Champion in 2008?

ANSWERS


Geography


  1. Iraq
  2. Italy
  3. Kingston
  4. Hawaiian
  5. Canada
  6. Sudan

Entertainment


  1. Gladiator
  2. The Wedding Singer
  3. Don Vito Corleone (The Godfather)
  4. Nick Frost
  5. Mel B
  6. Cockeral

History


  1. Speedo
  2. 1,000
  3. Anne Hathaway
  4. 1987
  5. Kim Jong-il
  6. No One

Art and Literature


  1. False – Counter Tenor is the highest male singing voice, bass is the lowest
  2. Laugh(ing) Out Loud, I Don’t Know and Talk To You Later
  3. Frank Gehry
  4. Jewellery (Tom is short for tomfoolery which rhymes with Jewellery)
  5. Death on the Nile
  6. Troll

Science and Nature


  1. Four
  2. Circles
  3. China
  4. Vitamin A
  5. Eye

Sports and Leisure


  1. Deuce – If the player wins the point, he or she wins the game
  2. 12ft
  3. Macrame
  4. Heptathlon
  5. McLaren